Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Get ready! Here comes a smoker bag recipe, as promised! These things are soooo easy. They’re great for summer BBQ ribs or for that pork meal on New Year’s Day or any time.

Smoked Baby Back Ribs


  • BBQ sauce
  • Smoker bag
  • Baby back ribs (you can generally get 2 or 3 slabs – cut in ½ – in a bag without overcrowding)
  • BBQ seasoning (store-bought or make your own if you must)


Sometimes you can get the slabs in the bags whole. Usually, you have to cut them in half, but who cares?

Season your ribs well on both sides.
Place in the smoker bag, seal, place on a baking sheet (in case of leaks) and gently turn up the edges (to prevent leaks). Place in a preheated 475º F oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 375º and bake for another 55 min to an hour. Reduce the temperature to 215º to 220º and bake for another 2 hours.
Cut the bag open from the top. Be careful. There will be steam and hot liquid inside. Carefully move the ribs to a platter. I say carefully because they will be falling apart. Sliding a long spatula or using tongs might help but once they get to the table it won’t matter. You won’t see anything other than elbows flying as people dig in.

At this point, you can drizzle with BBQ sauce if you want but some people may not want ANY and I usually serve 2 or 3 different kinds of sauce in those restaurant squeeze bottles.


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